Upcoming webinar: PSBI Community of Practice webinar - Possible Serious Bacterial Infection

26 March, 2021

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Feasibility, acceptability, and impact of implementing PSBI management where referral is not possible: conclusions and way forward from multiple implementation research sites

The Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI) Community of Practice (CoP) will host a PSBI webinar on March 31 at 9 a.m. EDT and 1 p.m. UTC to synthesize the findings and lessons learned of PSBI implementation research conducted in seven countries: Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Dr. Yasir Nisar from the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO will summarize quantitative and qualitative findings across these seven countries and Prof. Abdullah Baqui & Dr. Humphreys Nsona will offer reflections to stimulate discussions on next steps for national implementation and scale up.

This will be the CoP’s final webinar under the direction of the Health Research Program and the CIRCLE Project. Join the webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87479864220


Welcome: Dr. Samira Aboubaker, 2 min

Findings from PSBI implementation research in 7 countries: Dr. Yasir Nisar, 20 min

Reflections from Dr. Abdullah Baqui, 5 min

Reflections from Dr. Humphreys Nsona, 5 min

Discussion/Q&A: Dr. Samira Aboubaker, 20 min

Concluding comments about the PSBI CoP: Troy Jacobs, 3 min


Dr. Yasir Nisar, Medical Officer, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO

Prof. Abdullah H. Baqui, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, FRCP (Edin), Professor, Department of International Health, Director, International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Humphreys Nsona, IMCI Programme Manager, Malawi

Dr. Troy Jacobs, Senior Medical Advisor, Global Health Bureau, Office of Maternal-Child Health & Nutrition, Research & Policy Division

Dr. Samira Aboubaker, PSBI CoP technical lead

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Sara A. Holtz DrPH, MPH

Community of Practice and MNCH Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.

CIRCLE Project



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HIFA profile: Sara Holtz is Communities of Practice and MNCH Advisor, CIRCLE Project, Social Solutions International. She coordinates global communities of practice for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), care-seeking & referral for MNCH in developing countries, and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: https://www.harpnet.org/communities-of-practice/ sholtz AT socialsolutions.biz